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Salem, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Salem is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Salem is much lower than Florida average and is much lower than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #278

Salem, FL
0.01
Florida
0.01
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Salem, FL
0.0000
Florida
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #1015

Salem, FL
55.89
Florida
185.89
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 819 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Salem, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:45Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:35Hail:168Heat:2Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:13Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:426Tropical Storm:20Wildfire:14Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:76 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Salem, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Salem, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Salem, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 21 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Salem, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.91972-10-27229°49'N / 83°35'W29°46'N / 83°35'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0Taylor
12.01957-09-30229°50'N / 83°35'W000K0Taylor
12.42008-03-07229°49'N / 83°36'W29°49'N / 83°35'W02500K0KTaylor
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A waterspout came ashore as a tornado at Keaton Beach. Damage began along Keaton Beach Drive, just south of Beach Road, and continued east to Marina Drive where most of the significant damage occurred. Sporadic tree and power line damage was observed near Marina Drive. Fifteen homes between Marina Drive and Keaton Beach Drive sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several decks on these homes failed. One home was destroyed when it was blown off its foundation and tossed into the road. Two injuries were reported. A few small boats were lofted into the air, with one boat moved over 100 feet. The tornado quickly lifted over an open area east of Marina Drive. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A brief, but extensive severe weather episode occurred across the Florida Big Bend during the morning of March 7, 2008. There were widespread reports of straight line wind damage across the area, with two confirmed tornadoes reported by NWS survey teams. There was also some urban street flooding in Tallahassee. Nearly 10,000 Tallahassee customers were without power.
21.61975-02-06230°00'N / 83°12'W30°02'N / 83°02'W10.30 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Lafayette
23.11984-02-27330°03'N / 83°10'W30°02'N / 83°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lafayette
27.51970-08-25229°56'N / 82°57'W000K0Lafayette
30.21970-07-03229°46'N / 82°53'W003K0Gilchrist
32.11975-02-06230°02'N / 83°02'W30°05'N / 82°50'W12.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Suwannee
33.61983-04-23229°43'N / 82°54'W29°52'N / 82°45'W11.00 Miles80 Yards042.5M0Gilchrist
35.21954-06-10230°09'N / 82°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Suwannee
35.61956-09-24229°54'N / 82°48'W0025K0Suwannee
37.91972-12-21230°15'N / 83°12'W30°22'N / 83°03'W12.20 Miles30 Yards0025K0Suwannee
39.41956-09-24230°17'N / 83°45'W5.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Taylor
39.61998-09-29230°18'N / 83°06'W30°21'N / 83°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05600K0Suwannee
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.
41.21969-12-25230°24'N / 83°18'W013K0Madison
42.31988-11-05230°22'N / 83°21'W30°28'N / 83°15'W8.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Madison
43.01983-04-23229°52'N / 82°45'W29°56'N / 82°36'W4.00 Miles80 Yards022.5M0Columbia
44.52001-03-13230°21'N / 83°02'W30°25'N / 83°04'W3.50 Miles30 Yards0080K0Hamilton
 Brief Description: One mobile home and one church were destroyed. Two vehicles damaged. Tornado ranged from F0-F2 and skipped along the path. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
46.91965-06-15230°24'N / 83°00'W003K0Suwannee
47.41988-04-19330°27'N / 83°25'W30°32'N / 83°12'W12.00 Miles300 Yards41825.0M0Madison
47.61957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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